Course code PJH250

PJH250 Production in Greenhouses

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Course responsible: Sissel Torre
Teachers: Hans Ragnar Gislerød
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Plant Sciences
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Minimum 5 students
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Odd years
First time: 2015V
Course contents:
The course focuses on the relationship between climate factors and plant growth and how this knowledge can be utilized to optimize plant production in greenhouses. Crop responses to temperature, light climate, air humidity and CO2 will be presented and discussed in relation to yield and product quality. Also, the course will contain greenhouse technology, cultivation systems, growing media, and fertilization strategies for the most common greenhouse crops. The different requirements will be discussed in relation to an environmental friendly production. The students will perform short and long term plant growth experiments, measure different growth- and quality-parameters and write reports. Excursions will be arranged during the course and the students will get the opportunity to gain insight into practical greenhouse production in Norway.
Learning outcome:
The course aims to give the students knowledge about the production systems of the most common crops produced in greenhouses. The students will gain an understanding of the biological and technical challenges of plant production in controlled climate. The students should be capable of describing the production of different crops and understand the influence of the different climate factors. The students should also be in able to measure and understand measurements of climate parameters and interpret plant growth responses.
Learning activities:
Lectures, exercises, practical training
Lectures, lecture notes, articles and scientific papers. Book chapters from: Tomatoes. E. Heuvelink, 2005. CABI Publishing, and Dole, J. M and Wilkins, H.F., 2004. Floriculture. Principles and species. Second Ed
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Excursions, approved exercise work with an approved participation and approved reports + student presentations.
Written examn (3 hr).
Nominal workload:
300 hours
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
An external examiner is used for the exam.
Examination details: Writtem exam: A - E / Ikke bestått